We just got back from our fourth cruise vacation, and can’t wait until our next. We are planning another cruise vacation for sometime in 2008.
Our first cruise vacation was for our honeymoon in 1994. We sail on the Carnival Sensation out of Miami, to the Bahamas, to San Juan, to St. Thomas, and back to Miami. We had an absolute blast. The ship was so cool. Our tablemates were great. There were four couples at our dinner table. We were all close enough in age and stages in life, that we had a blast haning out together.
Our second cruise vacation was in 1996. My brother, and his family came with us. We were on the Carnival Inspiration, and sailed out of San Juan. The ports of call were St Thomas, St Martin, Dominca, Barbados, and Martinique. I enjoey all of the ports of call except Martinique which was boring.
Our third cruise vacation wasn’t until 2004. We were on the Carnival Victory. This time we opted for the western Caribbean. We sailed out of Miami, and stopped at Cozumel, Grand Caymen, and Jamaica.
This last cruise vacation was on the Carnival Legend, and took us from Ft Lauderdale, to Panama, Costa Rica, and Belize. These were probably the most exotic ports of call we have had.
I can’t say enough about cruise vacations. There is as much food as you can eat. And it’s really good food. And there are plently different kinds of food to choose from. The entertainment is generally pretty good, or at least interesting. The views are awesome. The service is excellent. You leave your cabin for breakfast, and then come back to find your cabin cleaned, and bed made. After dinner, you come back to find your bed turned down. The waiters are great. They get to learn your wants, and provide them. The drink girl got to know that I wanted a diet coke with dinner, and began bringing it before I even asked. It is actually a bit disorienting getting of the ship at the and of the cruise vacation. You have been pampered so much, and then you have to return to real life.
After taking a cruise vacation, you might find yourself addicted. My computer’s screen saver flashes photos from our last cruise vacation and I wish I could climb into them. Whenever I see a Carnival Cruise commercial on TV, or hear the song from it, I want to be back there in the warm Caribbean.
We are hoping to make our next cruise vacation longer. Maybe taking two 7-day cruises back-to-back! That would be a blast!
What are you waiting for? Go book a cruise vacation now!